Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Addressing the urgent challenges we face in air and water quality, human health, climate change, as well as green technology through the integration of research, education, and outreach.

Welcome to AirUCI

AirUCI is an Organized Research Unit (ORU) located at the University of California, Irvine. We are a multidisciplinary environmental research team dedicated to understanding and solving issues related to air pollution, climate change, water quality, and green technology — locally and globally — and their effects on human health and well-being.

To achieve these ambitious goals, our world-renowned research group has come together to form an integrated team of researchers, engineers, and health scientists whose focus is to elucidate the fundamental science and impacts of pollution, energy, and climate change and their effects on society and on our planet.

Our award-winning team conducts collaborative, fundamental research into the critical environmental and associated health issues of our time, using cutting-edge technology and scientific and engineering approaches that are state-of-the-art.

Simulations of
Air / Water
Pollution & Climate

Processes, &

Energy Sources
& Pollutant



News Flash

Thu, 11/19/2015
AirUCI PI Jim Smith will present a talk in Santa Ana at the November 19th dinner meeting of the American Chemical Society's Orange County Chapter.  The dinner will begin with a social hour...
Wed, 11/04/2015
AirUCI PI Saewung Kim is quoted in an article in U.S. News and World Report which lists the national parks that exceed new EPA air quality standards.  He says the cause of this for many parks is...
Wed, 10/21/2015
AirUCI PI Michael Dennin, who is also Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning and is Dean in the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE), announced today the appointment of AirUCI PI Donald Dabdub as...

Event Announcements

Fri, 11/27/2015
Professor Barbara Finlayson-Pitts, Director of AirUCI, will give a lecture on November 27, 2015 for the University of Toronto's Department of Chemistry Colloquium Series.
Tue, 12/01/2015
Manabu Shiraiwa of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Germany will present a lecture on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at noon in Natural Sciences 2 room 2201.  His talk is entitled, "...
Fri, 04/01/2016
AirUCI PI Craig Murray is organizing the annual Informal Symposium on Kinetics and Photochemistry Conference to be held at UCI on March 24, 2016 at the UCI Student Center.  Invited guests will...